Romantic Suspense

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Prince of Killers

Prince of Killers is the first in a new trilogy of romantic suspense novels from Layla Reyne. Set in and around San Francisco, and focuses on a family that made its name and fortune from organised crime but which, owing to a tragic incident a few years earlier, is changing direction and turning its ...

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Steel Resolve

Old Skool is still alive and well in Steel Resolve, a western romance where Fatal Attraction meets MacLeod’s Daughters to negligible results.  This is a narrative with some women problems.  And PoV problems.  And plotting problems… Cowboy carpenter-for-hire Chase Steele has one problem, na ...

B
Cliff's Edge

Oscar nominated actress Meg Tilly is no stranger when it comes to the literary arts – Cliff’s Edge is her eighth book, and the second in her Pacific Northwest-set Solace Island series.  So far she’s made a good home for herself in the romantic suspense genre, writing tense thrillers with a so ...

B+
The Dark Bones

When I picked up Loreth Anne White’s The Dark Bones for review, I wasn’t aware that it was linked to one of her earlier books, A Dark Lure, in which a young woman who was abducted and repeatedly assaulted is making a new life for herself in rural Canada only to have to face the prospect that her ...

B+
Orientation

Orientation is the first book in a new series of mysteries by Gregory Ashe, and in it, he introduces us to North McKinney and Kingsley Shaw Wilder Aldrich, who own and run a detective agency in St. Louis.  They’ve been friends – best friends – since college even though they couldn’t be more ...

B-
Sniper's Pride

Sniper's Pride was about thirty pages short of a B grade review. I like Ms. Crane's books, for the most part. I was a big fan of her Edge series and thought the Alaska Force books sounded like a good bet, made appealing by the different setting with similarly rugged heroes. And while I did like the ...

B-
Hard Target

Hard Target is the first book in a new series of romantic suspense novels from popular author Pamela Clare featuring the men (and maybe women?) who work for Cobra International Security, the high-end security firm owned and run by Derek Tower, who was a recurring character in the author’s earlier ...

B
For Your Eyes Only

Having read and greatly enjoyed the two novels that (so far) comprise Sandra Antonelli’s In Service romantic suspense series featuring a spy and the (female) butler who loves him, I decided to delve into her back catalogue. I liked the sound of For Your Eyes Only (a title the author tells me she o ...

B+
Inferno

Rachel Grant’s recent Flashpoint series of romantic suspense novels set in and around the Horn of Africa is one of my favourites in the genre; fast-paced, action-packed, sexy and incredibly politically astute and informative, they’ve pretty much ruined me for all other romantic suspense stories! ...

B
In Her Sights

In Her Sights is the first in a new series by Katie Ruggle, a four-time Amazon Best Book of the Month recipient and winner of Amazon Best Book of the Year for Fan the Flames, book two in the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue series. The Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters focuses on the Pax sisters, five ...